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How to Be a Gentleman

How to be a Gentleman TV seriesNetwork: CBS
Episodes: Nine (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 29, 2011 – June 23, 2012
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: David Hornsby, Kevin Dillon, Dave Foley, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nancy Lenehan, and Rhys Darby.

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TV show description:
This sitcom follows an unusual alliance between two very different men.

Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby) is an etiquette columnist who takes great pride in being able to tell his readers how to be the perfect gentleman. Unfortunately, his yearning for a more civilized society has led him to become detached from the real world.

When his men’s magazine employer changes direction, Andrew has to reinvent himself. His editor, Jerry (Dave Foley), tells him to put a modern and sexy twist on his column or he’ll be fired.

His obnoxious sister Janet (Mary Lynn Rajskub) also believes he needs to man up in order to find a replacement for the woman who recently dumped him. Andrew’s mom, Diane (Nancy Lenehan), thinks it’s a good idea too. So, Janet and her hen-pecked husband, Mike (Rhys Darby), give him a gift certificate for a gym.

The fitness center happens to be owned by his old high-school bully — Bert Lansing (Kevin Dillon), a reformed bad boy who inherited the business. Andrew ends up hiring the rude and sloppy trainer as a life coach in the hopes of learning to be less ‘gentle man’ and more ‘real man.’ The unlikely pair have very different views on life and women but each starts to learn the value of the other’s point of view.

Series Finale

Episode nine — How to Be Shallow
When Andrew is given the opportunity to ask out a model, he is forced to realize that even a gentleman can be shallow about some things. Meanwhile, Bert discovers that events from his past may be the reason for his commitment issues.
First aired: June 23, 2012.

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